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  • Katie Smith

Get Messy Thursday

It is the Season of Introspection in the Get Messy community, and I am using an altered atlas as my art journal.

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This week I worked on 3 different pages and they all ended up different.

For my first page I was inspired by Pantone’s colors of the year. When they first announced them last year, I really didn’t like them, but they’ve grown on me a bit. For this page I used the Tombow equivalent which are 761 and 533 in their dual brush pens.

To get the color block look on the letters, I wrote them with 533, placed a piece of paper covering half of the word and then went back over them a couple of times to get a darker shade. I also shaded them with 761.

My second page is pretty simple. I sketched on the girl and then painted her with Gouache. It was my first time trying out gouache and I’m still learning the medium. I added a bit of journaling to the side of the page.

And my last page isn’t actually finished yet. I did the art part and then thought “what am I going to journal about that has to do with fruit?”… I have no idea. But I just love watermelons and fruit icons right now, so that is what obviously inspired this page.

I doodled the watermelons, but the citrus diecut is by Pretty Little Studio.

Do you have a 3 day weekend coming up, since it is the 4th of July weekend? We do, although I’m not sure what our weekend plans are yet. Hopefully some art time!

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